Ideas for creating and sharing quick images: birthdays, holidays, saying thank you are all opportunities to share and get exposure for your small business or blog.
Image file naming suggestions: use hyphen instead of underscore. Consider keywords. Don’t use spaces. Put file sizes at the end. Know of any other file name conventions?
Create Image Titles: Learn about tools to add text to an image. Explores Pixlr, Picasa, Paint, Photoshop. What is your favorite photo editor?
Image pixels – think big pixels (thousands) for print. Hundreds of pixels for web. How many pixels wide is your image? How do you get the right size for your blog?
Crop Image with Pixlr, then Resize image for a post: Load image into Pixlr, free online editing program. Learn to use crop tool. Resize Image and save to computer.
Image SEO can be improved with alt tag, filename and incoming link with keywords. Type keywords in Google Images to see if your image appears. Post has three examples of images and SEO.
Create visual images to keep your readers interested in your blog post. Using a public domain image from Alice in Wonderland and the free software editor Pixlr, learn how to create an attractive blog image.